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Nepal earthquake leaves climbers stranded on Mt. Everest

Nepal earthquake leaves climbers stranded on Mt. Everest

The earthquake-triggered avalanches that killed and critically injured dozens of climbers on Mt. Everest also destroyed the path between two camps on the side of the world's tallest mountain, leaving some mountaineers stranded and awaiting rescue. After the magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal early Saturday, a wall of rock and debris swept through Everest's base camp, where more than 1,000 climbers, guides and support staff from dozens of expeditions had gathered in the last few weeks to prepare for the final stage of their climb. A second avalanche, triggered by a magnitude 6.7 aftershock, complicated rescue attempts Sunday, climbers said in social media posts. The first...

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